Who is pushing for Jonathan’s presidency?

May 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

After an initial denial of rumours that he will join the ruling party, former President Goodluck Jonathan has finally ditched his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. His defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, after long speculations has continued to elicit mixed reactions in the country. Prior to his defection, many signals emerged that the former president had Read More

2023 Presidency: Bala Mohammed takes campaign to South-east

May 15, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed has taken his presidential advocacy to the South-east, seeking support of party stakeholders delegates from the region. In Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu, members of the party, mostly delegates who will cast their votes in the May 28 presidential primary election of the PDP converged to receive Senator Bala Mohammed, a PDP presidential candidate and the Read More

Breaking: Bauchi Emir debunks backing Osinbajo as Buhari’s successor

May 11, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu, Wednesday denied social media story that he was ready to be the State Coordinator of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his 2023 presidential aspiration. The Emir in a statement issued to journalists in Bauchi signed by the Information Officer of the Emirate, Babangida Hassan Jahun, described the report as a fake news Read More

Presidency: Only a woman can rescue Nigeria, deliver good governance – ADC aspirant

May 10, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the African Democratic Party (ADC), Dr. Ify George Oforkansi has officially declared her interest to contest the party’s ticket, saying only a woman like her can deliver good governance and rescue Nigeria. Speaking at her official declaration held at the national secretariat of ADC in Abuja, Dr Oforkansi said if given the opportunity Read More

2023 Presidency: Broadcaster emerges Tambuwal campaign spokesman

May 6, 2022 Editor 0

Sokoto state Governor and presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri has appointed a broadcaster simply known as Prince Daniel as the spokesperson of his campaign. This was disclosed in a press statement by Nicholas Msheliza of the Tambuwal Campaign Organization (TCO) on Thursday. Part of the statement reads, “His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Read More

2023 Presidency: APC bars journalists as Osinbajo parleys Anambra delegates

May 6, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) on Friday barred journalists in Anambra state from covering the consultative meeting held with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Osinbajo was in Awka, the state capital, to consult with party delegates and other stakeholders on his ambition to fly the party’s presidential ticket at the 2023 polls. The vice-president, earlier received at the Anambra Read More

2023 presidency: Governors not good for Nigeria

May 4, 2022 Lawal jet Kaugama 0

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum will do Nigerians a great service if theycan call all their members across the thirty six states of the federation to stay clear of the office of the president in 2023. I amparticularly averse to the idea of the presidency being retained in the North after it had stayed for eight uneventful years in the region. Read More

2023 presidency: Will Wike cross this Rivers of tears?

May 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

As presidential aspirants across the country are busy strategizing against all odds, to capture the apex office in the land, GODWIN EGBA ponders whether the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, will make it to the Aso Rock Villa in the midst of allegations of maladministration in the state Preparations for democratic elections has taken a centre stage in Nigeria that Read More

Goodluck Jonathan is constitutionally qualified to run for Presidency

April 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

INTRODUCTION Nigeria is a country of one major news item per day. At times, one scandal per day. The hot issue in the polity currently generating national ruckus, hoopla and bedlam is the presumed intention of Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to run for the 2023 presidency. It does not matter that he has never himself confirmed to anyone, the swirling Read More

Presidency: Pressure mounts on Okorocha, Umahi, others to drop  ambition for Nwajiuba

April 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senator representing Imo North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Frank Ibezim, has pleaded with presidential aspirants from the South-east to shelve their ambition and anoint the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, as the consensus aspirants for the zone. Former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, among others have declared interest to Read More

2023: Atiku focused, not party to northern consensus arrangement – Official

The Technical Committee (TEECOM) for the actualisation of the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s Presidency in the forthcoming 2023 elections, said the aspirant remains focused and never a party to the northern consensus arrangement. Some Northern Elders in a statement by former Ahmadu Bello University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ango Abdullahi on Friday shortlisted the immediate past President of the Senate, Dr Read More

Sale of presidential form: Naira rain as APC targets N1.7bn, PDP rakes in N646m

Barring any last minute change in plan, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will handsomely harvest about  N2.346 billion  from the sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to 34 presidential aspirants contesting on their platforms. APC The APC’s National Executive Committee (NEC), Wednesday, approved the cost of forms presented to it Read More

2023: At last, Jonathan opens up on presidential ambition

April 22, 2022 Editor 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has revealed that he was yet to declare for the 2023 presidency. Rather, Jonathan said the process that will determine if he would declare or not was still on. The immediate past of Nigerian spoke on Friday while playing host to a large crowd of supporters, mostly youths and women on solidarity march to his office Read More

2023 presidency: Some ex-presidents behind Osinbajo’s ambition – Senator Gaya

April 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Kano state governor and chairman Senate committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Kabiru Kaya, has revealed that some former Presidents of Nigeria are among those supporting the presidential ambition of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Gaya also revealed that one of the support groups under the umbrella of The Progressive Project (TPP) has expressed the readiness to procure Read More

Presidency: Calls on Emefiele negatively impacting local money markets, investors’ confidence

April 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the opposition of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has condemned calls in some quarters on the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele to join the presidential race while still in office, saying such calls already “negatively impacting the local money markets and erasing foreign investors confidence in Nigeria.” The ADC asked Emefiele Read More

CSOs demand arrest of ‘blackmailers’ behind purported planned protest against Emefiele 

April 15, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of National Civil Society Organisations for Transparency in Governance, has refuted claims by one Willy Ezegwu, calling for protest against the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele on ‘malicious grounds.’ The group asked security agencies to immediately arrest the said Willy Ezegwu and Ali Abacha to stop public disturbance. The coalition of CSOs also described Read More

ADC will usher in a Nigeria that promotes merit, character above primordial sentiments – Kachikwu

April 13, 2022 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

Recently, Dumebi Kachikwu, a media mogul and chairman Roots Television, recently unfolded his agenda as a presidential aspirant on the African Democratic Congress (ADC) platform. In what he describes as a new deal for Nigerians, the media giant believes Nigerians need to do away with “faulty and archaic colonial foundation that now characterises our current existence.”  TOPE SUNDAY reports. What’s Read More

2023 presidency: Saraki, Tambuwal, Bala, Hayatu-Deen visit Abia gov over consensus

April 13, 2022 Sam Obinna Ibe 0

Four Northern Nigeria Presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have stressed the need to come up with a consensus presidential candidate to enable the party defeat the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2023. The presidential aspirants included Senator Bukola Saraki, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, of Sokoto state, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi Read More

APC presidential ticket: Zoning has left Nigeria backward – Yahaya Bello

April 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor and one of the presidential aspirants of the All progressive congress (APC) Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has decried the agitation for zoning ahead of ruling party’s presidential primary election, saying zoning has not helped Nigeria since 1960. The governor, however, asked Nigerians to place priority on competence, capacity and political will to develop the Natio. Speaking at an Read More